Since the end of last year until the beginning of this year, Xiaomi has released its newest Redmi cell phone several times, targeting the entry level market in Indonesia. Call it the Xiaomi Redmi 10 C which was released first at a price of 2 million, a month later Xiaomi released the Redmi 10 A at a price of 1.5 million, and this time it was the turn of Redmi 12 C which was introduced by Xiaomi.
The Redmi 12 C cellphone has several variants ranging from 3 GB to 4 GB of RAM, as well as internal storage which also varies, namely the smallest is 32 GB and the largest reaches 128 GB.
Not only the variants, the various specifications that are carried are no less interesting. To discuss further about the Redmi 12C specifications, let’s look at the full review!
Xiaomi Redmi 12C price
- RAM 3GB/32GB = IDR 1,399,000
- RAM 4GB/64GB = IDR 1,599,000
- RAM 4GB/128GB = IDR 1,799,000
Complete Specifications for Xiaomi Redmi 12C
- CPU : MediaTek Helio G85
- RAM : 3GB RAM 4GB RAM
- Internal Memory: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
- Front camera: 5 MP
- Rear camera: 50 MP Wide, 0.08 MP Depth
- Battery : Li-Po 5000 mAh
- Network : GSM / HSPA / LTE / CDMA / EVDO
- Screen Size : 6.71”
- Dimensions: 168.8mm x 76.4mm x 8.8mm
- Weight: 192 grams
Design and Dimensions
Just looking at the external design, the Redmi 12C cellphone already looks like a million cellphone with a body made of polycarbonate plastic. The rear body has a strip of thick oblique lines and if you look closely there are detailed small lines on the surface.
When held, this cellphone feels solid and solid even though it is made of plastic but still feels comfortable and looks light. Even though the weight of the cellphone may not be as light as some people think because it weighs 192 grams. The unique dimensions of this cellphone are almost the same as the Poco C55 cellphone with a length of 168.8 mm and a width of 76.4 mm, and the thickness of the cellphone is 8.8 mm.
There is an additional memory card slot available that supports up to 1 TB for those who feel that this cellphone’s storage is lacking. A 3.5mm audio jack is also provided at the top of the cellphone and there is a fingerprint sensor that is placed on the back of the cellphone body.
There are also various color choices that users can choose, including Graphite Gray, Ocean Blue, Mint Green, and Lavender Purple.
Regarding the camera, the Redmi 12 C cellphone has a rear camera frame which is colored black like redmi cellphones in general and the Redmi writing is right next to it. There are 2 lenses on the rear camera consisting of a main lens with a resolution of 50 MP and another depth lens as a complement.
Meanwhile, the front camera is designed with a water drop notch with a resolution of 5 MP which is sufficient for daily selfie needs. At the price of a cellphone, which is only one million, the rear camera of the Redmi 12 C is fairly ok, especially when used in bright light.
The details of the resulting photos are still normal, the images are also clean, it’s just that the resulting colors are not too bright. For low light conditions or photos indoors, the results are not that disappointing, especially thanks to the Night mode feature. While the video recording results, both the front camera and the rear camera only support at 1080p 30fps. A little note when recording a video, you have to be careful or don’t shake it so that the image can be stable because there is no stabilizer feature on the camera.
There is no need to doubt the screen specifications with a fairly wide size, namely 6.71 inches, making users more relieved when observing the screen. The screen ratio of the Redmi 12 C cellphone is around 82.6 percent, which means that the screen bezel is still quite ideal, not too wide and not too thin.
The panel used is IPS LCD with a refresh rate that can’t be said to be fast, namely 60 Hz, like the average cellphone in its class. The screen resolution itself is at 720 x 1650 or HD + and supports a color gamut of up to 70% NTSC.
The brightness of the colors produced by the screen can be considered normal and it doesn’t really look lively when compared to the average IPS panel cellphone in general.
But the daily needs, be it for watching videos, playing games on the Redmi 12 C cellphone screen, of course, can still be enjoyed.
In terms of the engine, this cellphone relies on a chipset made by MediaTek, namely the Helio G85, which is commonly used in entry-level cellphones today. Almost all daily work be it multitasking, scrolling social media, and playing games as long as they are not heavy games.
Used to play games, for example, Mobile Legend can run smoothly at 60 FPS maximum without any lag. Continue to play games like Call of Duty Mobile, the settings you get can be Medium-High and the performance is also stable.
There is no gyro sensor embedded in this cellphone, so for those who like to play FPS games such as COD mobile or PUBG, this might be a separate note.
As for heavy games like Genshin Impact, you can still play it, but even if you set it to Lowest, the gameplay sometimes lags.
The performance of the cellphone when tested using the Antutu application version 9, the score obtained can reach numbers in the range of 210 thousand.
Then in terms of the battery, the Redmi 12 C cellphone has a relatively large battery capacity of 5000 mAh. Battery life is practically the same as other cellphones which also use a 5000 mAh battery capacity. Don’t worry about the problem of power efficiency too much, because when used for daily use, such as watching YouTube, scrolling on Tiktok for one hour, the battery decreases by only 7-8 percent.
Continue to use it to play the Mobile Legend game for half an hour, the battery consumption is around 7 percent. Used to play other games such as PUBG Mobile for half an hour it also only consumes around 8 percent of power.
Regarding the matter of charging this cellphone, it only supports a maximum charger of 10 watts or still doesn’t have a fast charging feature. Unfortunately, this cellphone still uses a micro USB port, not USB type C, which is commonly used on current cellphones. The duration of the charging if it is charged for one hour the percentage of the battery adds about 40 percent more. If it is fully charged from zero percent, it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
For cellphones with prices below one million, there are many plus points that you get on this cellphone, such as the presence of a fingerprint sensor, various RAM and internal storage options, and decent performance. The rest, be it cameras, screens, minimal sensors have become a natural thing for entry-level class cellphones. It only remains for us as consumers to be smart in choosing which variant we feel is suitable.